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    How do I create a group chat in Skype on mobile or tablet?

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    Android (6.0+) and Android tablet

    1. Tap the New chat new chat button button.
    2. Select New Group.
    3. Set up your group:
      • Enter a name for your group, which is required to continue.
      • Tap the Picture button to upload, or take a new photo for your group, if you'd like to add one. Once you are happy with the image you've selected, tap the checkmark.
      • Tap the Edit button to pick a color for your group chat, if you'd like to choose one, and then tap the right arrow to confirm your color selection.
      • Tap the right arrow to start adding contacts. Tap Search, and then type the name of the contact you want to add. Alternatively, you can select contacts from your recommended list.
      • Continue searching for, and adding as many contacts as you wish to your group.
      • Tap Done to create your group, and start chatting.

    Android 4.0.4 - 5.1

    1. Tap the New chat New chat button, Android 4.0.3 button.
    2. Select New Group.
    3. Set up your group:
      • Search for the contact you want to add by typing in the Select participants field or select them from your Skype Contacts list.
      • Tap the create group button and you'll be taken to your new group chat.

    iPhone and iPad

    1. Tap the New chat new chat icon iOS button.
    2. Select New Group.
    3. Set up your group:
      • Enter a name for your group, which is required to continue.
      • Tap the Picture button to upload, or take a new photo for your group, if you'd like to add one. Once you are happy with the image you've selected, tap the checkmark.
      • Tap the Edit button to pick a color for your group chat, if you'd like to choose one, and then tap the right arrow to confirm your color selection.
      • Tap the right arrow to start adding contacts. Tap Search, and then type the name of the contact you want to add. Alternatively, you can select contacts from your recommended list.
      • Continue searching for, and adding as many contacts as you wish to your group.
      • Tap Done to create your group, and start chatting.

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